KAMPALA – The Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi, on Monday opened the 27th session of the Buganda Parliament (Lukiiko), with a call to clan leaders to promote unity for development.
Speaking at the glamorous event that was also attended by Vice President Edward Ssekandi at Bulange, Mengo in Kampala, the Kabaka said that plans are underway to revive all Buganda’s heritage sites so as to promote tourism.
He also called for the urgent restoration of cooperatives societies to entrench crop businesses, especially coffee, which he said is the backbone of income for the people in the kingdom.
He also conveyed his gratitude to the organisers of his recent 64th birthday festivities in addition to thanking the clan leaders whom he visited at their clan heritage homes.
The Kabaka thanked Buganda Heritage Association, an NGO based in the United Kingdom, who erected a banner at home where fallen Kabaka Edward Mutesa 2 stayed during his trying days in exile.
In this same session, the newly appointed kingdom ministers, including Deputy Prime Minister Owek David Kyewalabye Male, Owek Bwanika and other members of parliament will officially thank the King for the appointment.
Kabaka Mutebi asked members of the Lukiiko to be transparent in their work and be accountable. He also encouraged the new cabinet minister to work hard for the development of the kingdom.
The function was held amid pomp and glamour as different Buganda clans displayed their cultural totems.